February 2018: Voluntary Return - Absconder

Article Date
Your Name
Destiny Hernandez
Your State
Your Role
Compact Office Staff
Type of Return
Voluntary Return: Absconder
Rule(s) Applied
6-102, 7-106, 7-104, 7-107
Circumstances of the return
Youth was a Clark County dual dependency/delinquent ward who was picked up in AZ as a missing person out of Las Vegas. It was later discovered that the youth had a warrant as well.
How the ICJ Rules assisted in the return

A good understanding of the rules allowed this return to be completed swiftly, despite a minor setback.

Issues that occurred in the course of the return
The transporting officers weren't aware that airline staff consider handcuffed youth a security risk so when escorts and youth attempted to board the plane, they were declined due to the youth wearing handcuffs.
What didn’t the ICJ Rules address with regard to the return
Tip(s) Learned
Always remind transporting officers of what is acceptable when transporting a youth via airplane to prevent any mishaps such as this one.